Ellis County Fair

Ellis County Fair saddle up for fun!

Barnyard Mardi Gras pic

****No Boarding of Horses at the Ellis County Fairgrounds****

Message From the President


Casey's 13th & Canterbury
Casey's 27th St.
Cerv's Conoco on Vine, Hall & Main
Hays Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Casey's General Store in Ellis
Total Convenience in Victoria

Individual $30

$20 Single Night Admission



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1344 Fairground Rd.
Hays, KS 67601

Jill Pfannenstiel

Justin Scheck

Norleen Knoll

Julie Miller

Feature Events

Races at RPM Speedway

Kick off the 2022 fair with car races including sprint cars plus IMCA mods, stocks, sport mods, hobby stocks and the crazy cruisers! Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th starting at 7:00 p.m. See you there!


Mutton Busting

Mutton Busting is returning to the Ellis County Fair! Bring your kiddos out to ride some sheep before the rodeo on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 and Wednesday, July, 20, 2022 starting at 6:30 p.m. each night!

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KPRA Rodeo

Calling all Rodeo Fans! Come watch the cowboys and cowgirls as they ride, rope, wrestle and race! Join us Tuesday, July 19, 2022, for “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night” and Wednesday, July 20, 2022, for “Patriotic Night" each night starting at 7:00 p.m.  


Barrel Racing

Join us Thursday, July 21, 2022 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and cheer on your favorite cowgirl as the ladies compete in barrel racing!

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Jerrod Niemann

Join us Friday, July 22nd as we welcome Jerrod Niemann to the Ellis County Fair! Jerrod is an American county music singer and songwriter. Jerrod's three albums Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury (2010), Free the Music (2012) and High Noon (2014) have produced a combined ten Top 40 entries on the Hot Country Songs & Country Airplay charts including the Platinum Number 1 singles "Lover, Lover", and Drink to That All Night", and Gold Top 5 single "What Do You Want". Jerrod has sold over 20 million albums and downloads as a singer and songwriter. Jerrod takes the stage Friday, July 22, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
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Ranch Rodeo

Back by Popular Demand! Ranch Rodeo!!!!! Saturday, July 23, 2022, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Come on out and cheer on your favorite team as they compete to see who the best is in cutting cattle, loading cattle into trailers and range branding.

Ranch Rodeo Entry Form                           Ranch Rodeo Minor Release Form

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Inflatable Carnival

A full night of fun for your kids of all ages!
Bounce Houses, Treasure Dig, Laser Tag, Obstacle Courses, Axe Throw, Alien Invasion, Target Range, Dunk Tank and much, much more!

Inflatable Carnival
Laser Tag
Axe Throw
Alien Invasion
Target Range
VR Roller Coaster
Straw Crawl

 Livestock Sale Photo


Saturday, July 23, 2022
Livestock Purchaser’s Meal 5:00 p.m.

Sale 6:00 p.m.
Ellis County Fairgrounds

What is the livestock/grand champion auction?

The Ellis County 4-H Livestock Auction is when the animals the 4-Hers have raised and cared for are sold to the public. This is the final step in their projects where the educational aspects come to life. This is also where the grand champion and reserve champion food projects are sold. The sale will be Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Ellis County Fairgrounds.

Why should I purchase an animal or food project? 

You will receive personal satisfaction through:

  • Helping promote 4-H youth “Learn by Doing” programs.
  • Obtaining meat for your freezer or locker, if you so desire.
  • Free advertising as a buyer in a support sign to hang in your business.
  • May be tax deductible premium contribution. Contact your income tax preparer to determine if this is a tax-deductible contribution.

What types of projects will be sold?
Animals: Market beef, market swine, market lamb, meat goats, poultry and rabbits.
Foods: The overall grand and reserve champion food projects which could be anything ranging from breads to cookies.
Payment is due the day of the sale, made payable to Ellis Co. Fair. There are two plans from which buyers may choose:

Plan 1

Buy an animal through the sale for the market price, plus the premium price, and keep the project for a butcher animal. You must make arrangements with 4-Her in regard to transportation to locker. If the animal is reserved to show, it will be delivered to you at a later date.

Plan 2

Buy the animal and pay only the premium price. The animal will remain the responsibility of the 4-H member.

Please Note: Anyone may add on additional premium to a 4-Her’s check by informing the clerk of the additional amount, with payment at the close of the sale.

What do I do after I purchase an animal for consumption?

The processing arrangements are the buyer’s responsibility. 4-H Family provides transportation to processor, FREE of charge.

Who do I contact for more information? 

Justin Scheck, Ellis Co. Fair Board Representative
Phone: 785-650-9969